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VMware ESX Server 3.5, Patch ESX350-200805515-SG: Security Update to Fix Local Exploitation of an Untrusted Library Path Vulnerability in vmware-authd

Details

Release Date: 03 JUNE 2008
Document Last Updated: 03 JUNE 2008

 

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4.8 MB 
Download Filename: 
ESX350-200805515-SG.zip 
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324b50ade230bcd5079a76e3636163c5 


Product VersionsESX Server 3.5
Patch Classification Security
SupersedesESX350-200802410-BG
ESX350-200803217-UG
Requires
ESX350-200805501-BG
ESX350-200805502-BG
Virtual Machine Migration or Reboot RequiredNo
ESX Server Host Reboot RequiredNo
PRs Fixed249940
Affected HardwareN/A
Affected SoftwareN/A
RPMs Included

VMware-esx-srvmgmt

Related CVE numbersCVE-2008-0967


Solution

Summaries and Symptoms

This update fixes a security issue related to local exploitation of an untrusted library path vulnerability in vmware-authd. In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker must have local access and the ability to execute the set-uid vmware-authd binary on an affected system. Exploitation of this flaw might result in arbitrary code execution on the Linux host system by an unprivileged user.

The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2008-0967 to this issue.

Deployment Considerations

None beyond the required patch bundles listed in the table, above.

Based on VMware KB 1004170


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